MINISTRIES & ORGANIZATIONS

Building a Family of Faith in Jesus Christ

through Catholic Worship, Education & Charity

Altar Servers

Students in grades 5 and up are trained to assist the priest during Mass, weddings, funerals and other liturgical services.  Serving at the altar gives young people an opportunity to become involved in sacred liturgy, serve the parish and consider religious vocations. 

Contact: Fr. Brian Izzo
 

 

Altar Society & Church Care

The Altar Society is a group of dedicated parishioners who assist in the care of the altar linens and albs and beautify the sanctuary area. Church care work to keep the church clean and beautiful.

Altar Society: Anne Chillemi

Church Care: Monica Grzeczkowski

 

Extraordinary Ministers

Men and women who assist in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass

as well as to our parish members who

are home bound.  In addition, prayer services are conducted at nursing homes within the parish. Training provided.

Contact: Joanne Hinkle

 

 

Music Ministry

The music ministry includes the adult and youth choirs, guitar group, cantors and organists.  Music ministers support the congregation in song during worship, thereby opening up to the Church's rich musical heritage.

Music Director: Ralph Purri

Children's Choir: Denise Rose

Lectors 

Lectors are lay volunteers who proclaim the Liturgy of the Word and the Prayer of the Faithful during the Mass. Two Lectors are needed for each Mass. Lectors play a vital role in the celebration of the Liturgy.

Sacristans 

Assist with Masses & Church Services.

Contact: Joe Boyle

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration

A lay ministry whereby each of us, as scheduled adorers, spends a quiet holy hour in prayer. Eucharistic presence weekly.  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day.  Jesus is never left alone, and the chapel is always open for anyone to visit Him.  

Contact: Shelly Zeller


 

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Children in K to 2nd are welcome to attend CLOW during the 9:30 AM Mass each week. Seasoned and new parents are urged to share the Gospel with our children in the chapel during the Gospel reading. Minimal commitment and training is offered.

CLOW Sign-Up Here

Contact: Courtney Saleski

Little Church School

A class for children ages 3 to 5 years old, teaches about Jesus through stories, songs, games, crafts, and prayer. It is held in the Gathering Room each Sunday during school year during the 9:30 AM Mass. Volunteers are welcome. Registration is required. For more:

Contact: Anne Fenerty

Marriage Encounter

Marriage Encounter is designed to

give married couples the opportunity

to examine their lives together. The emphasis of Marriage Encounter is on communication between husband and wife, who spend a weekend together away from the distractions and tensions of everyday life to concentrate on each other. 

Contact: Dennis & Lorraine Kinslow

Marriage Prep (Pre-Cana)

A Pre-Cana team, composed of couples married for at least five years, presents a series of talks to engaged couples on a Saturday in the spring.  It covers the areas

of communication, intimacy, adjustments, customs and traditions and spirituality.

The engaged couples receive a certificate, which is required by the Archdiocese in order to be married.  

Contact: Marriage Prep

Moms in Prayer International

We come together as Moms and women

in Christ to glorify God as we pray for our children and glorify all that it is to be a woman of faith. Even if you have never prayed in a group before, or thought about praying in this type of setting, or it scares you silly to think about joining such a group—COME! We meet twice monthly. We use the Moms in Prayer format found at momsinprayer.org

Contact: Nicky Verna

 

Society St. Vincent dePaul

We provide food, shelter and other assistance to our area neighbors who are facing an unexpected crisis. We do this through the generosity of our parishioners and benefactors. We meet with people in the dignity of their own homes, where we listen to them, pray together and show them love and respect. Learn more at:

svdp-phila.info

Contact: Paul Feuerstein

Parish Religious Education Program

Our goal is to help your child to reach Jesus: to know that they are loved and valued by Christ. Religious education classes are provided for our youth with emphasis on love of God, community, and our Catholic heritage. Classes are held Wednesday afternoon, September to May. Registration is required each Fall.

For More, Visit: PREP Home

RCIA • Adult Faith Formation

Interested in becoming a Catholic? 

RCIA is a Rite, which welcomes both children and adults seeking deeper understanding and/or full communion into the Roman Catholic faith. The main purpose is to assist prospective Catholics in their journey to become active members of the church community.

Contact: Deacon Peter

Legion of Mary

We meet each Sunday at 11 AM in the Gathering Room. We pray and work to serve the underserved. We offer prision visits, provide group pray through the Rosary, visit hospitals and offer our ‘Home to Home’ program featuring our traveling Blessed Mother statue. Come and be part of our  All are welcome anytime!

For More, Visit: James Fawcett

Healing Ministry

A group of lay volunteers that minister to the homebound, sick, elderly, bereaved, nursing home, and emotionally suffering parish family members. Our volunteers visit and offer comfort in the form of kindness, prayer and the Eucharist. To volunteer or report a parishioner in need:

Contact: Anita Morro, RN

For More, Visit: Healing Ministry

H.O.P.E. Ministry

Helping Other People Everyday (HOPE) is a ministry that works along side our SMM Healing Ministry. We bring meals to any parishioners experiencing difficult times. We encourage every parishioner to volunteer to be part of a HOPE meal team and help out about every 10 weeks. 

Contact: Kelly Hassey

SMM Food Pantry

One simple way to make a big difference! Our collection of non-perishable food and cleaning items is a year round ministry for area families in need. The items donated are collected in church's Narthex. Simply drop items in the bins.  Volunteers are always welcomed.

Contact: Sue Fromhold

Catholic Youth Organization

A comprehensive youth ministry program which enables the partnership of parents, coaches, priests, religious, teachers and adult leaders to manage and support a sports program that allows youth to grow in their relationship with God and come to better understand themselves and the Catholic faith.

For More, Visit: CYO Ministry

Social Club (Seniors Group) 

The St. Mary Magdalen Social Club holds meetings monthly. Our group provides social interaction for men and women in our parish who are at least 55 years of age. They sponsor trips and programs of interest to seniors, but all are welcome. See current SMM Bulletin for trips, events and meetings.

Contact: Paul Berenato

Bethesda Project

Believing that we are responsible to each other as members of one family, our mission is to find and care for the poor for those with no family. SMM volunteers help Bethesda Project provides shelter, food, and housing to chronically homeless men and women. We make casserole for the men at Connolly House each week.

Click here for easy casserole recipes!

Contact: Joanne Hinkle

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is an organization of men dedicated to service for the Church and Society. The St. Mary Magdalen Council (#14982) was formed on March 12, 2010. The Knights have four core principals: Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. Visit: smmknights.org

Contact: James Ward

Interfaith Hospitality Network

The Mission of DCIHN is to provide children and families facing homelessness temporary shelter and case management services to regain stability. Our network of volunteers and host churches, including SMM, assist with serving families in need.

To assist or learn more, Visit: dcihn.org

Contact: Sue Fromhold

 

That Man is You

A Paradisus Dei program that addresses the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, especially those relating to their roles as husbands and fathers. The program harmonizes current social pressures with the teachings of the Church and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of man fully alive! Join anytime. Learn more at: TMIY.org

Contact: John Gill

MINISTRIES & SERVICES DIRECTORY

Above are only some of our many active groups, clubs, faith enrichment and ministry programs offered

at St. Mary Magdalen. Download a current Bulletin; visit our online Calendar; or click on our Event page to see more about upcoming classes and events. Click the link below for the Directory of Ministries, Services and Clubs currently offered at SMM.

Click link below for additional directory of our Ministries, Clubs and Organizations.

ABOUT US

Saint Mary Magdalen Parish is a Roman Catholic community of faith seeking to live the presence of Jesus Christ by the way we worship God, celebrate the sacraments, proclaim the Gospel, and serve one another and our neighbors.

 

We are part of the Diocese of Philadelphia serving the community in and around Media, PA.

ADDRESS

2400 N. Providence Road

Media, Pennsylvania 19063

Main Office: 610.566.8821

Hours: Monday to Thursday:

             8 AM to 4 PM

Friday: 8 AM to 12 PM 

Closed daily 12 to 12:30 PM

School Office: 610.565.1822

Rev. Msgr. Ralph J. Chieffo

Pastor,  Ext. 110

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